Thank God for people of goodwill who exercise the courage to stand against injustice and intolerance! Such people are, I am convinced, the backbone of civilization. They have, do, and will continue to exist for as long as humanity occupies this planet.
Contemporary, peaceful protestors like those in Charlottesville, Virginia, Boston, Massachusetts, and other places present a counter voice to bigotry, bullying, hatred, and oppression. They stand in the shoes of America’s Freedom Riders (civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 and following years to challenge the non-enforcement of the United States Supreme Court decisions which ruled that segregated public buses were unconstitutional.) They also tread the trail of the abolitionist, people who worked to end the African and Indian slave trade and to set slaves free.
Hooray for peaceful protestors, they are walking banners for unity and justice for all!